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Liton: We will keep fighting on day five

  • Published at 11:03 pm October 1st, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:32 am October 2nd, 2017
Liton: We will keep fighting on day five
Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Kumar Das admitted they face a tough task on day five to save the first Test match against South Africa. Liton though said the remaining batsmen will fight hard Monday to draw the game. “I don’t think we are on the back-foot. We might have something better if there’s a good partnership [Monday],” said Liton during the post-day press conference at Senwes Park Sunday.

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“It is hard to win from this position. We have to try to draw the game. We have to execute our plan in the middle. We have to survive well. “We were never out from the game. We didn’t get wickets on day one but we were always in the game. It is a tough situation but we will keep fighting on the fifth day," he added.

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Liton kept wickets well and took a brilliant reflex catch off Mominul Haque’s bowling to remove Temba Bavuma. Bavuma tried to sweep and Liton moved to his left to catch the ball. He eventually caught it cleanly. He also took a similiar kind of catch in Sri Lanka back in March this year. “This is the second time I have taken such a catch in Tests. I always enjoy wicket-keeping. Sometimes good things happen and sometimes there are misses. When it goes my way, I feel happy. It is all part of the game” he explained.

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South Africa declared after scoring 247 runs in their second innings to set a target of 424. The condition changed a little bit during that time as overcast skies generally help the pacers. And the Proteas duly took advantage clinching two quick wickets. “They bowled very well in the second innings. We have to fight in the middle [Monday]. We will try hard," he said. “By the time they declared, the weather had become dicey. There were clouds around so there would be movement from the pace bowlers. But the thinking was that we will play our natural game in the middle. Wicket can fall so we were not too worried about it," the 22-year old concluded.